Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya today launched AIIMS-SBI Smart payment card for hassle free payments in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Health Minister highlighted that the AIIMS Smart Payment Card will resolve the long pending issue of patients from far flung areas carrying cash with them to the hospital. He added that patients or their caretakers can get the card easily from the facilitation centres in AIIMS, New Delhi.
The Smart card is being provided free of cost to all patients and has no service charges. All patients upon admission will be issued the Smart Card. The card will be also linked to the patient’s Unique Hospital Identification number and the Ayushman Bharat Health Account ID issued under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.
Referring Smart Payment Card as ‘One AIIMS, One Card’, the Minister added that the Digital India initiative has ushered in a new era of ease and safety. He also informed that in near future the services of these cards will be extended across all the AIIMS in the country.